Alternative für Deutschland

Björn Höcke apologizes for Holocaust speech; Compact interviews Andreas Wild

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2017-02-18 17:41

L to R: Andreas Wild, Björn Höcke, Hans-Joachim Berg of the Alternative fur Deutschland party in Thuringia.


by Carolyn Yeager

DISAPPOINTINGLY (BUT FOR THE SAKE OF PARTY HEALING OBVIOUSLY), the leader of the AfD in Thuringia state took a step back and, while speaking at a state party meeting today (Saturday) in Arnstadt announced, “"I took a big, important topic and unfortunately turned it into beer hall talk. That was a mistake. For that, I would like to apologize here."

He was referring to a speech in Dresden on January 17 in which he correctly described the grotesque Berlin Holocaust memorial as a “monument to shame” and said Germans should instead be encouraged to look forward to a proud future, not always back to a past of only 12 years length. Those words were well-received by the AfD youth organization to which he was speaking, but naturally brought loud criticism from the center and left political parties and establishment Jews.

PEGIDA's Lutz Bachmann found guilty in corrupt German court

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2016-05-04 01:25

Lutz Bachmann speaking at a PEGIDA demonstration.

WHAT ELSE COULD ONE EXPECT?

A district court in the eastern German city of Dresden ruled on Tuesday, May 3, that Lutz Bachmann must pay a penalty of 9,600 euros ($11,044), after being found guilty of the idiotic charge of inciting hatred, a German legal specialty originating from the American occupation of Germany that began in 1945.

Prosecutors asked for a seven-month prison sentence (!) for using the words cattle, scum and trash on Facebook to describe foreign terrorists coming into the country from Africa and West Asia. Imagine, 7 months in prison for something as tame as that!

Bachmann's attorney had asked for an aquittal. The verdict is not yet legally binding pending a 3rd court session on May 10.